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The Tweet Beat: The Best Congressional Tweets of the Week

If only Barney Frank had Twitter. Everyone else is being generally so nice and respectful to the yelling people descending upon town halls, although Chuck Grassley and Arlen Specter have managed to have a spat of their own. Meanwhile, those who are staying away from public forums of discontent are busy in their constituencies, ably proving how mundane is the life of a representative. Pancake breakfasts? Piggly Wigglys? Ham? Unless you’re John McCain of course, who gets to travel all around the globe and hang out with world leaders.

kevinomccarthy: Happy 100th Birthday to the city of Tehachapi!
Rep. Kevin McCarthy, CA.

greshambarrett: Just wrapped up our last stop of the day. Visited the Piggly Wiggly warehouse in Summerville.
Rep. Gresham Barrett, SC.

rogerwicker: At the Pontotoc City Fire Department Pancake Breakfast.
Sen. Roger Wicker, MS.

boblatta: Meetings today in Wood County, will tour plants and attend groundbreaking for national gateway intermodal in North Baltimore
Rep. Bob Latta, OH.

SenArlenSpecter: Called Senator Grassley to tell him to stop speading myths about health care reform and imaginary “death panels.”
Sen. Arlen Specter, PA.

ChuckGrassley: Specter got it all wrong that I ever used words “death boards”. Even liberal press never accused me of that. So change ur last Tweet Arlen
Sen. Chuck Grassley, IA.

SenArlenSpecter: Senator Grassley is not available on the phone today, but I will talk to him as soon as possible to clarify his position on living wills.
Sen. Arlen Specter, PA.

clairecmc: I agree that it would be good if we could write all legislation, more simply, in plain language.
Sen. Claire McCaskill, MO.

ChuckGrassley: Bc I was 10yrs Union members Machinists people seem to doubt if I’d b against “card check”. I vote NO. Iowa Rite to Wk state
Sen. Chuck Grassley, IA.

clairecmc: Honestly there is nothing in the world better than a homegrown #Mo tomato in August.
Sen. Claire McCaskill, MO.

SenJohnMcCain: Late evening with Col. Qadhafi at his “ranch” in Libya – interesting meeting with an interesting man.
Sen. John McCain, AZ.

VernBuchanan: – Holding A Town Hall In Bradenton. HUGE Crowd!
Rep. Vern Buchanan, FL.

clairecmc: Going black for 5 days. Entire family turning off electronics for 5 days of together time. Hope I make it. Talk to you next Saturday.
Sen. Claire McCaskill, MO.

Randy_Forbes: “Politicians don’t “grow” an economy like a vegetable garden”
Rep. Randy Forbes, VA.

JimDeMint: Another great town hall in Greenville this morning, look forward to seeing folks at The Beacon in Spartanburg at noon today.
Sen. Jim DeMint, SC.

DarrellIssa: Today marks the inauspicious 6 month anniversary of so-called “stimulus.” I think America wants a so-called “divorce.”
Rep. Darrell Issa, CA.

keithellison: White House clarified that it has NOT abandonned the Public Option. Great! Send thanks to WH and HHS Sec. Sebelius for real reform.
Rep. Keith Ellison, MN.

newtgingrich: It was sad to learn of the passing of robert novak.for half a century he aggressively and at times pugnaciously covered politics and govt
Newt Gingrich.

RoyBlunt: In Sedalia today for the State Fair. Getting ready to go to the Ham Breakfast. Looking forward to it.
Rep. Roy Blunt, MO.

ChuckGrassley: First stop on day 4 of ambassador tour is lincoln way energy and bacon in nevada
Sen. Chuck Grassley, IA.

greshambarrett: We’ve seen what a mess the gov’t has made of Cash for Clunkers. Imagine what they’d do with health care. That will keep you up at night.
Rep. Gresham Barrett, SC.

donmanzullo: Great meeting on health reform with more than 400 residents in Rockford last night. Differing opinions, but respectful.
Rep. Don Manzullo, IL.

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